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can what you eat or drink cause your stool to change color

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
32 years experience Pathology
Yes: Stool color and urine color related to what you eat and drink.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots of things can: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications &supplements ingested, gut flora (unique f ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Alcohol is damaging to the brush border of the intestine and chronic drinking can lead to malabsorption and loose stools along with numerous other com ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing particular: Stool color is dominated by the dark green bile that is added during digestion. This colorizer will go through various shades from green to blond yel ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Greenston
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sounds interesting.: Frequent loose stools can be caused by: food intolerance, absorption problems, inflammatory bowel disease, bacteria or other infectious diseases. Tr ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
No: drinking water does not cause loose stools. You may be starting a viral gastroenteritis.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Colon spasm: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, &among others accompanying nausea, bloa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
Hydration: Drinking water is essential to keep health bowel movements. The bowel usually absorbs the water it needs from the stool. If you drink too little wat ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool color: I would not worry so much at this point. See what your stools are doing after you have maintained a regular, healthy diet. Some foods with a lot of ar ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
56 years experience Pathology
Hypermotility: The only explanation I have is you had some stomach and proximal duodenum indigestion, possibly caused by too much wine, that led to tainting of your ... Read More

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